In another life I used to be an attorney but I've always enjoyed writing stories. A few years ago I decided that's what I wanted to do full-time, when I wasn't being a wife and mother. I am one of those people who rewrite the ending of movies and books. Books especially. I'm constantly thinking I'd do it this way, so I did. I've been writing stories before I understood what I was doing. I love to read a wide variety of genres and it's reflected in my work. But some of the authors or books that have influenced me are Pride and Prejudice, Robert Jordon, Julie Garwood, Dune, Dragon's of Pern series, Deborah Smith, Christine Feehan, Sandra Brown, Michael Crichton to name just a few.
The truth is there are so many good authors out there I can't help but take something away with me after having read their work.